Interest in Freedom 38

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Interest in Freedom 38

Postby shallow water sailor » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:55 pm

A 1991 Freedom 38 has caught my eye, but I can't seem to find any information about the boat. With the jib up front it is a slightly different configuration than other Freedoms. Can anyone tell me about the windward and dead down wind ability of the boat? Does the shoal draft of 4 feet severly compromise upwind ability? What kind of longevity and problems are associated with the unstayed carbon fiber mast?

Any information is appreciated
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Re: Interest in Freedom 38

Postby Ereiss » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:33 pm

Read The World's Best Sailboats by Ferenc Mate (Amazon has it http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Best-Sailb ... 0920256112) Freedom 36 (38 without the swim platform) is reviewed.

I have a 38 and love it but as in all things it is personal. Would be happy to share with you more at your leisure. ereiss -at-gmail-dot-com
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Re: Interest in Freedom 38

Postby CrazyRU » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:27 pm

shallow water sailor wrote:A 1991 Freedom 38 has caught my eye, but I can't seem to find any information about the boat. With the jib up front it is a slightly different configuration than other Freedoms. Can anyone tell me about the windward and dead down wind ability of the boat? Does the shoal draft of 4 feet severly compromise upwind ability? What kind of longevity and problems are associated with the unstayed carbon fiber mast?

Any information is appreciated


Practical sailor has a review of Freedom 36
http://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/ ... utLetter=F

Freedom 36 and 38 are identical boats. Same hull. rig and interior, Freedom 38 has additional swim platform.

Friend of mine has Freedom 36 with shallow draft. It is great boat. It does everything well...
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